Dancing with the Stars 5: Top 9 Power Rankings - The Middle Three
Yesterday we brought you the bottom of the Dancing with the Stars barrel, today we focus on the midriff.  Unlike yesterday, this power ranking is not in order of suspected elimination, this is more the ‘best of the mediocre.'  Which Dancing with the Stars competitor has the best chance of slipping into the top tier, and which is on their way in the opposite direction, and who could go either way.

#4: Jennie Garth

Jennie started strong, struggled, and bounced back.  She needs to stay on the ‘bounced back' energy stream, and I highly suspect that she will.  Unfortunately, her weakness may be partner Derek Hough.  A lot of Dancing with the Stars' fans have pointed out that Hough did not recover from their slip last night in the most professional manner.  He is certainly good enough with other pros,  but does he know how to cover for rookie mistakes?

#5: Jane Seymour

The elegant Ms. Seymour is a class act, but at some point her limitations are going to become obvious.  Athleticism and quick precision will become increasingly important in coming weeks, and Seymour has not demonstrated an enormous capacity in either area. On the other hand,  she has been able to charm audiences and judges alike.  Until a few more weeks pass, judgment on Seymour is suspended.

#6: Marie Osmond

Professional.  Energetic. Focused.  Marie has all of these, but she has been slightly lacking in the wow factor.  She is, for that reason, interchangeable with Cameron Mathison, a sturdy and serious competitor with a low ceiling.  I can definitely see Marie moving into the bottom three after next weeks elimination, and probably under the red within the next three weeks.

And there is the middle, according to me.  Of course, if there is one thing this season of Dancing with the Stars has demonstrated, it is that there is no constant.  Do you agree?  Do you have your own list?  Share your thoughts below.

Also read our thoughts on this week's Bottom Three, and check back tomorrow for the rankings of the top three dancers.

- Jon Lachonis, BuddyTV Senior Writer

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